A Ludhiana court on Friday issued non-bailable warrant against Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant again for making derogatory remarks on sage Valmiki.
Sawant’s statement about Valmiki last month created a row in the country following a protest which was held in Ludhiana, one of the protestors asserted that the actor needs to be punished so that she does not take the law in her hands.
A local court on March 9 in Ludhiana issued an arrest warrant against her for allegedly making inflammatory remarks against the sage, which has allegedly hurt religious sentiments of the Valmiki Community.
While speaking about the controversy created in the name of Valmiki, the 38-year-old actress said that she used the example of Valmiki’s change of soul to explain the change in her friend and singer Mika Singh, when he was accused in an assault case.
During the conversation, she even sought apology saying that, “Through ANI, I want to apologise to all the Valmiki community brothers and sisters, if I have hurt their sentiment. But this wasn’t my intention.
The actor, during a show, had drawn a comparison between Valmiki and singer Mika Singh regarding their behavioural transformation from evil to good. This invited a backlash from the Valmiki community.
“I think people are forcefully dragging me under bad light to ruin my career. I did not say anything wrong to hurt anyone’s sentiment. Even then, I made an apology video and uploaded it online,” Rakhi had told news agency IANS in April.
“I am as fearless as the Rani of Jhansi and I will fight against all those people who are dragging me in controversy,” she had said.
The actor had, however, also apologised for hurting the religious sentiments of the Valmiki community. “I just gave an example of Valmiki ji that I have been reading in books since childhood… I didn’t want to hurt anybody’s sentiments,” she said.
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